175 years ago today - Oct 12, 1844

Sidney Rigdon: Sustained "first president of the church" [after Joseph Smith's death a few months earlier] by supporters 12 Oct. 1844

[Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 6, Biographical Sketches of General Officers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47, http://amzn.to/origins-power]

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